BHA Clarifying Serum by Renée Rouleau uses a powerful blend of time-released Lactic, Glycolic and Salicylic Acids to clear clogged pores, lift blemish scarring and red marks, lessen oil production and reduce acne-causing bacteria—without causing irritation. Pores will be cleaner and appear less bumpy and you'll see a dramatically noticeable improvement in your skin's clarity and texture (even over other salicylic creams), with continued use. Ideal for even the most sensitive skin types. The result? Smoother, clearer and more even-toned skin with fewer visible blemishes.
Size: 0.5 fl oz
Is this exfoliant right for you?
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NOTE: The results of the quiz recommend this product for specific skin types; however, these recommendations are meant to serve as a guide, not as rules. If this product sounds right for you, we encourage you to try it!
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- Back or chest acne - keeps pores clean to prevent clogged pores and blemishes while lifting discoloration and scarring.
- Synthetic Fragrances
- Synthetic Dyes
- Drying Alcohols
- Mineral Oil
Vegan. Never tested on animals.
Feel / Smell / Look
This silky, gel serum is a pale yellow color with a slight medicinal scent. Our airless packaging allows light and air to stay away from the product ensuring maximum stability and effectiveness.
- BHA Salicylic Acid Complex - 3% Betaine Salicylate absorbs deep within pore lining to clear clogging and congestion with an anti-inflammatory effect.
- Meadowsweet Extract - controls excess oil production.
- Silver Ear Mushroom - gives hydration and immune-enhancing protection to sensitive, acne-prone skin.
- 4% Glycolic Acid (AHA) - lifts discoloration to make skin more even-toned.
- 4% Lactic Acid (AHA) - gentle skin smoothing and improve barrier defense.
Water, Pentylene Glycol, Panthenol, Glycolic Acid, Aminomethyl Propanol (pH adjuster), Lactic Acid, Betaine Salicylate (Salicylic Acid Complex), PEG-8 Dimethicone, Arginine, Tremella Fuciformis (Silver Ear Mushroom) Polysaccharide, Glycyrrbiza Inflata (Licorice) Root Extract, Spiraea Ulmaria (Meadowsweet) Extract, Allantoin, Zinc PCA, Dehydroxanthan Gum, Butylene Glycol (water-binding humectant), Xanthan Gum. To learn more about choosing a product based on its ingredients, read this post.
How To Use
To effectively use BHA Clarifying Serum to reduce oil, lift discoloration and lessen blemishes, apply 1-2 pumps to entire face after cleansing and toning. Follow with a moisturizer for your skin type. Depending on the condition of your skin's barrier, a tingling sensation may or may not occur but is not an indicator of product effectiveness. Use for three nights on, three nights off, with a Renée Rouleau hydrating skin serum (view our collection) on alternate nights.
Sunburn Alert: This product contains Alpha Hydroxy Acids (AHA) and a Beta Hydroxy Acid (BHA) that may increase your skin's sensitivity to sunburn. Wear sun protection daily and discontinue use prior to spending time directly in the sun.
Can I use this product if I'm pregnant?
Probably not. This product contains salicylic acid, which many doctors suggest avoid using during pregnancy. Consult with your doctor for their recommendation.
Where can I buy this product?
Our products are sold exclusively at ReneeRouleau.com.
Is this product tested on animals?
What is the pH level of this product?
The pH level of BHA Clarifying Serum is 3.7.
Where are your products made?
Our products are manufactured in the U.S. and Canada.
I took your Skin Type Quiz and was wondering if I can use products that weren't specified for my skin type?
Yes. While the skin type product recommendations are carefully selected for the needs of a specific type of skin to give the best results, many people will modify their routine with other products as needed.
I have questions about my skin, where can I get help?
Email us and we would be happy to provide expert advice!
- DPDiane P.Verified BuyerAge Range 65+Renée Rouleau Skin Type 3My Skin is Acne Prone, Sensitive, Irritated, Red, Clogged Pores2 days agoAge Range 65+Renée Rouleau Skin Type 3My Skin is Acne Prone, Sensitive, Irritated, Red, Clogged PoresRated 5 out of 5 starsBHA clarifying, serum
This was my first time trying it and it is a godsend. It takes out the redness of a blemish and heals it quickly. I think this is the best product so far for my arsenal.
- DSDanika S.Verified BuyerAge Range 25 - 34Renée Rouleau Skin Type 3My Skin is Acne Prone, Aging, Oily, Clogged Pores, Sun Damaged5 months agoAge Range 25 - 34Renée Rouleau Skin Type 3My Skin is Acne Prone, Aging, Oily, Clogged Pores, Sun DamagedRated 5 out of 5 starsIncredibly smoothing and acne clearing serum!
Ive been using this serum for 3 years now and although i havent totally tackled all aspects of my acne this keeps it 90% under control, its incredible for both anti aging and acne management while not deying out or stinging, if properly used. Renee’s products and in depth knowledge shared on the blog is unmatched in the market.
- TTRHVerified BuyerAge Range 45 - 54My Skin is Acne Prone, Aging, Clogged Pores, Oily6 months agoAge Range 45 - 54My Skin is Acne Prone, Aging, Clogged Pores, OilyRated 5 out of 5 starsJust started using, but love it
I've only used this for about 1.5 weeks, but I already love it! My skin is less oily but not dried out.
- HPHannah P.Verified BuyerAge Range 25 - 34My Skin is Acne Prone, Sensitive, Oily10 months agoAge Range 25 - 34My Skin is Acne Prone, Sensitive, OilyRated 5 out of 5 starsI should’ve started with this product FIRST!
It’s been a month since using this and I’m finally seeing my skin clear up from breakouts. I used to have to use the anti bump treatment every night but now I have less breakouts overall. This is a must for hormonal acne prone skin. I’m still patiently waiting for the hyperpigmentation to go away but I know that it will happen soon! I wish I would’ve used this product from the jump when I first started using Renee’s line.
- NGNishi G.Verified BuyerAge Range 45 - 54Renée Rouleau Skin Type 4My Skin is Dull, Acne Prone, Irritated, Sun Damaged, Sensitive11 months agoAge Range 45 - 54Renée Rouleau Skin Type 4My Skin is Dull, Acne Prone, Irritated, Sun Damaged, SensitiveRated 5 out of 5 starsAmazing serum
Love it! Next day the skin feels so smooth and soft. And we can see the Glow.